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Community Engineering Corps


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"The spirit lake community has many needs, and few resources available to meet those needs. By partnering with the community engineering corps, we now have the knowledge and resources to make our dreams a reality." - Frank Black Cloud

In February 2014 ASCE launched the Community Engineering Corps (CEC), an exciting new alliance with Engineers Without Borders USA and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The CEC harnesses the expertise of thousands of volunteers by providing pro bono engineering services that address the infrastructure needs of underserved communities in the United States.

The CEC works collaboratively with communities to design solutions to problems that the community has identified. The CEC only partners with communities that do not have the financial resources to access engineering resources in a traditional manner.


Community Engineering Corps will bring underserved communities and volunteer engineering leaders together to advance local infrastructure solutions.


The alliance’s vision is a country where all communities have access to the technical expertise required to ensure the infrastructure capacity to meet their needs.


Community Engineering Corps is an alliance between ASCE, AWWA, and EWB-USA. The alliance combines the strengths of three organizations to provide technical expertise to underserved communities in the U.S. and ensure that their infrastructure meets their community’s needs.


Volunteers with a range of experience and expertise will be recruited to work on project teams, serve on program committees and provide mentorship to university student project teams. 

Find out more about volunteer opportunties.